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Brian Hurley of Cork in action during the Munster GAA Football Senior Championship Final, Fitzgerald Stadium, Killarney, this month.  Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

Sixteen games to go. Assuming no replays, that is, which is no assumption at all really. In Carrick-on-Shannon, Croke Park and Thurles the whittling p(...)

Steven O’Brien of Tipperary battles with Galway’s Greg Higgins at Pearse Stadium. Photograph: Mike Shaughnessy/Inpho

Tipperary were poised to become the latest side to inflict an All-Ireland SFC qualifier defeat on Galway when they trailed by just a point at the inte(...)

James Horan: his Mayo side  have developed the consistency of automatons. Photograph: Inpho

What used to be a keen-edged sort of rivalry has drifted since Roscommon’s last win, in the provincial final 12 years ago. In the four Connacht champi(...)

Victory in the Division Two final shows Derry’s progress . Photograph: Inpho

The reference points are all in the receding past for Derry football.Even tomorrow’s Ulster quarter-final against Down evokes memories of the great ch(...)

Maurice Davin: a forensic and considered advocate for the GAA in its early years

It’s been quite a start to the football championship. The two big provincial matches, in Connacht and Ulster, may have been more easily won than mo(...)

Sligo manager Kevin Walsh

There will be no intervention in team management from the Sligo County Board after the weekend’s historic defeat by London in Ruislip, according to co(...)

Tyrone’s Sean Cavanagh is surrounded by a pack of Donegal players in Ballybofey

Well now we know. All winter, we wondered what version of Donegal would be presented for summer service. We pointed to year after year of All-Ireland (...)

Leitrim’s joint managers Brian Breen and George Dugdale celebrate winning the FBD Football League final at Markievicz Park, Sligo, in January. Photograph: Inpho

Playing New York in the All-Ireland football championship is like dipping into a box of chocolates: you never know what you’re going to get. Wh(...)

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